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Feb 11, 2013 8:30am EST
cuts. burma exports a large portion of its energy to china leaving nearly 3/4 of its population without a stable electricity supply. >> burma is still far from reformed and ethnic conflicts threaten to derail the train of progress. >> the central problem of that country is not democracy, in my view, it is the minority relations. this has been true since independence and no government since independence has resolved that issue. approximately 1/3 of the country is made up of minorities, 2/3 are ethnic-burmans who are 99% buddhist. some of the minorities are christian, some are muslim, and some are buddhist as well. but the fear in some burmese sense of sharing of power and resources has never adequately been dealt with in that country and that is in the essential issue that has to be resolved. >> myanmar is a very ethnically-diverse country. there are about 135 different ethnicities. many of the groups have been at war with the government. the government now has brokered now about ten cease-fires with various groups. one remains and they're working on it. so i think there is a gen
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